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I’ve been wanting an inertia sander for a while, so yesterday I decided to make this!

I used left over Rollerblade parts from my steady rest, an old buffing pad I cut down, purple heart scraps, and one of the dogs old dense foam balls. Just being cut it will continue to become bright purple the rest of the week.

This thing works great, and the dogs were happy to trade for treats, and a new toy from the closet.

-- Live, lathe, and prosper. - William Gwin





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 01-30-2017 08:05 PM

Cool project.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Steve Preslar

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#2 posted 01-30-2017 08:56 PM

Thank you!

-- Live, lathe, and prosper. - William Gwin

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 01-30-2017 09:21 PM

That’s a nice looking tool. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Steve Preslar

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#4 posted 01-30-2017 09:23 PM

Thank you!

-- Live, lathe, and prosper. - William Gwin

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bushmaster

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#5 posted 01-30-2017 11:51 PM

nicely done, I like it with the bearings, will have to try this someday.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Steve Preslar

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#6 posted 01-31-2017 12:31 AM

Thank you!

-- Live, lathe, and prosper. - William Gwin

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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 01-31-2017 02:36 AM

Cool project and awesome looking tool.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Steve Preslar

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#8 posted 01-31-2017 03:07 AM

Thank you!

-- Live, lathe, and prosper. - William Gwin

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Jeremymcon

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#9 posted 01-31-2017 04:15 PM

What’s an inertia sander?

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Steve Preslar

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#10 posted 01-31-2017 04:30 PM

It’s a hand sander with a rotating tip (Rollerblade bearings) designed to hold a firm pad with a sanding disc on top. When pressed against a bowl spinning on the lathe the power is transferred to the sanding disc in the hand tool causing it to spin. Because the hand tools sanding disc is always spinning at a different rate compared to what your working on it sands the wood.

-- Live, lathe, and prosper. - William Gwin

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Jeremymcon

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#11 posted 02-01-2017 04:36 PM

So the advantage is that the spinning action reduces scratch marks compared to simply sanding with sandpaper? Kind of like a random orbital sander?

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Steve Preslar

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#12 posted 02-02-2017 03:00 AM

Yup, you got it.

-- Live, lathe, and prosper. - William Gwin

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